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Pakchoi

Microgreens

  • ABOUT

Micro Pak Choi. Closely related to bok choi, this leafy Chinese vegetable belongs to the cabbage family. It's mild, yet peppery flavor make it great for coleslaw and ramen. East Asia.

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  • Follow The Steps!

Getting started

  • Put the soil tablet on a saucer and pour 50ml of water over it. 
  • Put on gloves and mix the water into the soil with your hands to make a wet mixture. 
  • Watch the soil expand.Use most of your soil to fill up the pot to around 2cm below the top. 
  • Now place your seeds on top of the soil (take care not to press down too hard). 
  • Now use the rest of your soil mixture to cover the seeds. 
  • Remember to wash your hands when you’re done!

Germinating your microgreens (2-5 days)

  • Place your microgreens in a warm/dry place to germinate. *Hint: boiler room is a perfect spot.
  • After a few days you should see a little plant appear from the soil. That means the seeds have germinated and will be ready to move!

Growing your microgreens (8-10 days)

  • Open the lid of the box and place the box in a place with enough light, but not directly in the sun. Check the soil in the morning, and before bed.
  • If the soil feels dry and crumbly, pour a small amount of clean water over the surface.
  • Only water it if the soil is dry and is crumbly. *Over watering can lead to plants dying.
  •  Within 8-10 days your microgreens will be fully grown and will be ready to harvest!

Harvest time

  • Now your microgreens are fully grown, it's time to harvest it!
  • Hold top of the leaves and carefully cut at the bottom of the stem using scissors.

5 Ways to eat microgreens

  • You can eat it on its own! They are delicious and very flavourful!
  • Salad - Add to your salad to for perfect bright addition to your salad.
  • Sandwiches and wraps - microgreens are a fabulous way to add a punch of flavor and pack in the nutrition on any sandwich or wrap.
  • Cooking with microgreens - While some need to be tossed in at the very last second (radish sprouts are a prime example) others can stand up to a little heat. Microgreens can be a perfect addition to stir fry dishes. They also do well in other dishes like this pasta with fresh spring veggies.
  • Juices/Smoothies - helps cut the green flavor in your green vege smoothies and gives a seriously dense nutrient boost at the same time.

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